July 25, 2021– “People who do systems analysis have great faith in ‘leverage points’. These are places within a complex system (a corporation, an economy, a living body, a city, an ecosystem) where a small change In one thing it can produce great changes in everything. This idea is not exclusive to systems analysis, it is embedded in the legend. The silver bullet, the trimtab, the miracle cure, the secret passage, the magic password, the unique hero who it changes the course of history. The almost effortless way to cross or jump huge obstacles. We believe that there are leverage points, we want to know where they are and how to put them in our hands. Leverage points are power points. ” In this in-depth article, Donella Meadows, educator, environmental scientist and author of “Limits to Growth,” details her evolving list of “Places to Intervene in a System.” (2 readings)
To take actionWhat are some of the current paradigms within which you operate? What is Donella’s invitation to live in the power of letting go deep and madly to the surface for you?